Lego Architecture Studio

Unleash your inner modernist (but hopefully not brutalist—looking at you, Robarts Library) with this sweet 1,200 piece Lego set. Lego Architecture Studio ($150) is what happens when you stop following those directions and just want to create something cool—but if you need some tips, it comes with a 272 page guidebook that’ll lay down the principles of architecture. In fact, it’s endorsed by REX architecture, Sou Fujimoto Architects, SOM, MAD Architects, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, and Safdie Architects. Who are they? Well, they’re real-life architects and architecture firms, and you’ll have to memorize their names for when someone asks why you’re playing with plastic blocks.

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